DAT2 File Extension

DAT2 file icon
XYplorer Thumbnail Cache
  • Developer
    Donald Lessau
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is DAT2 file?

Full format name of files that use DAT2 extension is XYplorer Thumbnail Cache. XYplorer Thumbnail Cache specification was created by Donald Lessau. DAT2 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with DAT2 extension are categorized as Various Files files. The Various Files subset comprises 3591 various file formats. XYplorer is by far the most used program for working with DAT2 files. Software named XYplorer was created by Donald Lessau. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DAT2 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support DAT2 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DAT2 files. Files with DAT2 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support DAT2 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with DAT2 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DAT2 files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to XYplorer Thumbnail Cache files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DAT2 files.

Step 1. Install XYplorer software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DAT2 files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the XYplorer developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DAT2 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading XYplorer installed is by going to developer’s website (Donald Lessau) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update XYplorer to the latest version

If the problems with opening DAT2 files still occur even after installing XYplorer, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of XYplorer is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of XYplorer installed, it may not support DAT2 format. The most recent version of XYplorer is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DAT2 files to XYplorer

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DAT2 files with latest version of XYplorer you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the DAT2 file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the XYplorer installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DAT2 files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DAT2 extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DAT2 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the DAT2 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DAT2 file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the DAT2 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DAT2 file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the DAT2 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with DAT2 extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the DAT2 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with DAT2 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the XYplorer Thumbnail Cache file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open XYplorer

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DAT2 files. Close all running programs and try opening the DAT2 file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with XYplorer Thumbnail Cache files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DAT2 files.

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